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|Title:||Practicing nursing therapeutically through acting as a skilled companion on the illness journey|
|Citation:||Advanced Nursing Practice Quarterly, 1997; 3(1):46-52|
|Abstract:||This article explores nursing's heritage as a healing, therapeutic activity. It examines the central characteristics of nursing as skilled companionship and links them with the foundational core of nursing--a therapeutic relationship based on an understanding of the illness experience. In addition, it discusses the role of literature and performance in developing knowledge to advance nursing as a therapeutic activity.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Treatment Outcome; Nursing Care; Nurse-Patient Relations; Nursing Methodology Research; Nurses; Nurse Practitioners|
|Appears in Collections:||Nursing publications|
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